I am a solo pianist and I release my my albums about every 12-24 months. I'm in the process of releasing my sixteenth album, and in all the years I've been doing this, I've learned a few things about what needs to be done to effectively release a solo piano album as an independent musician. I am the queen of making lists, and over the years I've created a pretty thorough checklist of things I do to release my music. I have many musician friends who have asked to see my list, and so here I am, posting it on my blog for all the world to see. Obviously, this is not a master key or secret formula for album releases, but it works for me.